# Mike Novogratz
Mike Novogratz (born in 1964) is an American hedge fund manager and Bitcoin bull. Novogratz is best known in the crypto community as an ardent promoter of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption who often makes news based on his preditions. Prior to developing interest in the cryptocurrencies, Novogratz tried his hand at being a pilot and a wrestler. His more serious professional affiliations include the post of a partner at Goldman Sachs and a banker at Wall Street. He graduated from the Princeton University. Novogratz’s interest in the non-traditional assets found its expression in his founding of the Galaxy Digital, a merchant bank dedicated to digital assets. The company was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada in 2018, as one of the first crypto-oriented companies to become publicly traded on a stock exchange. Novogratz remains an optimist when it comes to the everyday use of cryptos, including his vision of being able to use bitcoins to make payments at Starbucks and Microsoft.